Time was, Warren Lichtenstein and Annabelle Bond, pictured at left, were the best of buds. Now? Warren might not even take a gander at the photos Annabelle has spent a lot of time and effort posing for.

Steel Partners LLC Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Warren Lichtenstein sued Andrew Cader, former head of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS)’s Spear, Leeds & Kellogg LP, claiming he helped wrongly inflate child support payments for the mother of Lichtenstein’s 5-year-old daughter. Cader, 54, part owner of the Tampa Bay Rays Major League Baseball team, is in a relationship with the hedge fund chief’s ex-girlfriend, British socialite Annabelle Bond, according to a complaint filed today in Manhattan federal court. Bond is the fourth British woman to climb Mount Everest and daughter of ex- HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBA) Chairman Sir John Bond, the filing stated.Lichtenstein, 47, alleged Bond improperly took their daughter to Hong Kong, where she obtained a court judgment directing him to pay Bond HK$321,667 ($41,428) in monthly child support, school, tutoring, medical, travel and other expenses, which Lichtenstein said is the largest such order ever issued by the court. Lichtenstein claimed that, since 2011, Cader has given Bond $3.5 million in cash and paid $26,000 a month in rent for her home in the Strawberry Hill section of Hong Kong. He alleged that Bond, who isn’t named in the lawsuit, misrepresented the money as loans rather than gifts.

The suit includes claims of conspiracy to commit fraud and a claim of aiding and abetting. Lichtenstein, who is seeking at least $200,000 and attorney’s fees, said he and Bond ended their relationship “amicably” in 2007.

Steel Partners CEO Sues Ex-Spear Leeds Chief Over Support [Bloomberg]

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  1. Posted by guest | April 24, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    yes please.

  2. Posted by gab | April 24, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    Lichtenstein? Love his art work…

  3. Posted by Im_a_Dude | April 24, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    I guess this is not bros before hoes

  4. Posted by investorcluzo | April 24, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    no mention of said daughter in ms. bond's profile on her website, yet she claims she needs $41k in monthly child support…other than that, I have no concerns.
    -J.C. Blaine

  5. Posted by Texashedge | April 24, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    That is fairly incredible. Six full paragraphs about herself–and really no detail is spared–with no mention of her kid.

    I guess her other hobbies run more than half a mil a year.

  6. Posted by Dan Shak | April 24, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    Snatch always has a catch………

  7. Posted by guest | April 24, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    I'm using that line.

  8. Posted by guest | April 24, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    title is wrong she is not his ex-wife, they were never married

  9. Posted by SEC Quantish Quant | April 24, 2013 at 9:05 PM

    We'll be investigating this thoroughly.

  10. Posted by Short, But Long | April 25, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    So he is seeking $200K and then another $500K in attorneys fees when it is all said and done? Boodsucking lawyers.

  11. Posted by culture quant | April 25, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    I prefer the early works of Joseph Luxembourg and John Cayman Islands

  12. Posted by Little Fritz | April 25, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    She didn't even need a ring to get 41K a month from this guy? I don't know if I'm disgusted or impressed.

  13. Posted by Conan the Destroyer | April 25, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    Still searching Google for the pic with her in a bikini firing two AK-47s indiscriminately as the wind cuts through her beautiful blond hair.

  14. Posted by Short, But Long | April 25, 2013 at 4:15 PM